Rights Group: 264 Civilians Killed in 24 Massacres in July

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said it had documented 28 massacres that took place across Syria during the month of July, including 14 massacres that were committed by the international anti-ISIS coalition forces. In its monthly report that was released on Sunday, the rights group said that 10 massacres were committed by regime forces, three by the Russian forces, and one by groups that the Network said were untraceable. According to the report, the massacres claimed the lives of 264 people, including 106 children and 55 women. It indicated that women and children accounted for about 61% of … Continue reading Rights Group: 264 Civilians Killed in 24 Massacres in July

Syrian Coalition Reaffirms Support for Demonstrators’ Insistence on Regaining Freedom & Dignity

The Syrian Coalition reaffirmed support for demonstrators who took to the streets of many towns and villages across Syria on Friday. In a press release issued on Saturday, the Coalition said that thousands of Syrians participated in the demonstrations whose aim was “to preserve the true character of the revolution.” The Coalition stressed that the Syrian people will not accept any attempts to pressure them into giving up their demands for freedom, justice and dignity. “Preserving the unity of the Syrian people and the integrity of Syria’s territory is only option that is acceptable to the Syrian people under a … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Reaffirms Support for Demonstrators’ Insistence on Regaining Freedom & Dignity

Political Committee Discusses Field Developments in Arsal Refugee Camps with Civic Bodies

The Syrian Coalition continues with the efforts to keep open channels of coordination and communication with the Syrian refugees in Lebanon and to follow their situation closely. As part of these efforts, the Coalition’s political committee held teleconference with civic groups in the Syrian refugees’ camp in and around the Lebanese town of Arsal to discuss the latest developments in the camps and ways to meet the needs of the Syrian refugees in the border area. Activist Khaled Raad said that they had formed a temporary committee to coordinate with the Lebanese government as well as local and international humanitarian … Continue reading Political Committee Discusses Field Developments in Arsal Refugee Camps with Civic Bodies

Coalition Officials: Syrians Will Defeat Tyranny & Terrorism

Officials in the Syrian Coalition said that extremism and tyranny would have no future in Syria, stressing the need for the institutions of the revolution and civil society organizations to stand united against attempts to rehabilitate the Assad regime. Secretary of the Coalition’s political committee Yahya Maktabi said that “there are three conflicting projects in Syria, which are tyranny, terrorism, and the will of the sons and daughters of Syria.” He stressed that the Syrian people will regain freedom and dignity whatever the odds. Speaking during a teleconference with representatives of Aleppo provincial council, Maktabi said that the tyrannical Assad … Continue reading Coalition Officials: Syrians Will Defeat Tyranny & Terrorism

Prominent Palestinian-Syrian Activist Bassel Khartabil Killed in Assad’s Prisons

The Assad regime executed a prominent Palestinian-Syrian software developer Bassel Khartabil, also known as Bassel Safadi. Safadi was detained in 2012 and taken to one of the Assad regime’s prisons in Damascus. According to many reports from international human rights groups, tens of thousands of detainees have died in Assad’s prisons since the popular uprising broke out in March 2011. Amnesty International on Tuesday confirmed Safdai was executed back in 2015. His wife, rights activist Nora Ghazi Safadi on Tuesday wrote on her Facebook page that her husband died just days after he was taken from Adra Prison near Damascus … Continue reading Prominent Palestinian-Syrian Activist Bassel Khartabil Killed in Assad’s Prisons

MSF: Raqqa Residents Trapped, Unable to Receive Urgent Medical Care

Sick and injured civilians within and outside Raqqa city are facing major difficulties obtaining urgent lifesaving medical care due to the ongoing battle to control the northeastern Syrian city, said international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In a statement released on Monday, MSF called on all warring parties and their allies to ensure the protection of civilians and allow access to medical care and medical evacuation for the war-wounded. MSF also reiterated the importance of facilitating access to northeast Syria for international demining organizations to carry out their activities so that residents can return to their homes safely and … Continue reading MSF: Raqqa Residents Trapped, Unable to Receive Urgent Medical Care

Raqqa Provincial Council Rejects PYD’s Administrative Division of Northern Syria

Raqqa provincial council on Sunday announced its rejection of the inclusion of the town of Tal Abyad into the Alfurat region in the new administrative divisions announced on Thursday by the terrorist militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in the areas they control in northern and northeastern Syria. The PYD militias decided to divide the areas of the self-styled so-called “Self-Administration” into three administrative provinces after delineating new borders and giving new names to the three provinces. The PYD ratified on Thursday the decision whereby the areas they occupy in north and northeastern Syria were divided to the provinces … Continue reading Raqqa Provincial Council Rejects PYD’s Administrative Division of Northern Syria